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An Americus teenager shot last night has died, but investigators don't expect to file charges in his death.

18-year old John Tevon Smith died late this afternoon at Phoebe Sumter Hospital.

He was shot in the stomach around eight o'clock last night as he walked along West Peppermint Way near the Elks Club.

Police think it was an accident.

They say several men were looking at a 380 caliber handgun when it apparently was dropped and discharged.

Chief James Green said investigators questioned a man who had that gun and will confer with the District Attorney, but he doesn't expect to charge that man.